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Baked Basil Fries

A Parmesan cheese and basil coating provides these "homegrown" fries with their pleasant taste. "Seasoned with garlic powder and baked in the oven, they're a zippy alternative to deep-fat fried potatoes," notes Tammy Neubauer of Ida Grove, Iowa.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 medium red potatoes


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the Parmesan cheese, oil, basil and garlic powder. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. sticks. Add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • Place in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes on each side or until crisp and tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 162 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • ajacat66
    Jan 26, 2014

    These were just ok,I won't make them again.

  • Henningjr
    Jul 4, 2013

    And they smell amazing while baking! A family favorite.

  • Cass325
    Feb 25, 2013

    No comment left

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 28, 2011

    Wonderful flavor. The recipe says to use a non-stick cooking spray. That's what I did and had no sticking problems.

  • blessednest
    Sep 4, 2011

    Great fries but fries tend to stick to pan so I'll try the suggestion made to use foil next time.

  • Newsue1
    Jun 5, 2011

    These were great! i did need a little more olive oil, and I recommend either oiling the baking sheet or using oiled tin foil -- the fries tended to stick.

  • wisfritz4
    Feb 28, 2011

    A great recipe. You may need a little more oil depending upon the size of the potatoes. I tossed them in a bowl-no bags. I would use a larger pan for more surface area too. The ones touching the pan were "Yummy Crispy"!

  • AuburnKelly
    Jan 3, 2011

    Just made these for the first time. Perfect! I wish I had used a bigger pan to increase the surface area but in the end these were great with my family's burger night. Much healthier than other sides.

  • Jwendt30
    Apr 22, 2010

    My family thought these were GREAT!!! We eat potatoes frequently and this made them taste different than just a normal baked potatoe!!!!

  • crysmitchell
    Apr 8, 2010

    These are wonderful. I double the recipe and reheat.